All Day

Smart City Challenge 2021


Join us from January 23- February 18, 2021 for a month of hacking where we create and celebrate innovative solutions that make our region smarter, livable, resilient, and sustainable for everyone. We invite people from all walks of life to join and highly encourage women and people of color to register and share their solutions for the future!

SBIR Intro for MEC Fairfax


Federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program awards over $3.5B annually to small businesses in the US who are developing new, high risk technology that has commercialization potential. Eleven federal agencies make over 5000 awards annually to help meet their missions and solve critical technology hurdles. Learn more about SBIR programs, how to write compelling SBIR proposals, and funding opportunities for small tech companies in Virginia. The guest speaker will be Robert Brooke, Director, Federal Funding Programs, Center for Innovative Technology.